Luxury Holiday Party
For this inspiration, Southern Sophistication Designs wanted to bring the glamour and luxury of the holidays and mix it with the grace and elegance of a southern soiree. Whether you are planning a holiday fete or a southern Christmas wedding, it is the perfect inspiration.
A palette of cranberry, plum, navy and gold were chosen so as to use rich colors but not those of a traditional holiday theme.
The invitation suite, menus and place cards were designed by Sweet E’s Celebrations and are hand calligraphed.
For the bride, a stunning Jovani gown was provided by High Maintenance Formalwear. This gown featured gold sequins and then sheer panels for that daring lady that wants to be classic yet sexy. For the bridesmaid, a fashion forward two piece ball gown was chosen in navy. The bodice of the gown was covered in gold sequins. Each lady wore relaxed and wavy finger curls in their hair and glam, dramatic makeup indicative of the 1920s era.
Our gentleman were decked out in tuxedos provided by Perno’s Formalwear. The groom sported a navy tuxedo that is becoming all the rage in fashion circles, while our groomsman wore a nice, light grey. Both wore plum pocket squares with navy and grey bow ties.The floral was an arrangement of winter flowers in the same palette and included beautiful peonies, berries, and gold twigs.
Of course, we can’t forget about the Christmas Tree!! Decked out in beautiful feather ornaments with a bouquet matching topper, it also featured hanging Mr. and Mrs. signs from Kate Aspen as ornaments.
Beside the tree, guest could enjoy a tasty Cranberry martini to toast the season.Our bride would not have been complete without her stunning vintage blonde mink coat to keep her from getting too chilly in the cold winter months!Our tablescape featured a low arrangement in a gold vase. Each place card was held by a beautiful gold pear holder.
The linens were cranberry with a gold overlay. And of course, you cannot forget vintage China! It is jewelry for your table! This beautiful mismatched luxury china was in a palette of gold, cranberry, plum and navy and was provided by Vintage English Teacup. To top it off, hand calligraphed menus to match the invitations were wrapped in beautiful plum satin napkins and clipped with jewels. And to end the evening, we had a cranberry cake provided by The Posh Cakery.
It featured gold lace detail and a gold bow with a crystal dripping from the center. The topper spelled love in gold and was provided by Kate Aspen.Cranberry Martini Recipe: 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka 1/2 fluid ounce orange liqueur 1/2 fluid ounce dry vermouth 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers cranberry juice cranberries
Photographer: Andie Freeman Photography//Shoes:Amanda Gregory//Model:Angela Everhart//Makeup Artist: Bombshell Creations//Model:Brandon L. Smith//Model:Erika Martin//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: High Maintenance//Model:Jefferson Bell//Dress Designer: Jovani//Favors and Gifts: Kate Aspen//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Perno’s Formal Wear//Shoes:Sergio Rossi//Jewelry:Shane Co.//Event Planner: Southern Sophistication Designs//Paper Props: Sweet E’s Celebrations//Cake Designer: The Posh Cakery//Ceremony Location: The Vines Mansion//Jewelry: TK Anderson Designs//Equipment Rentals: Vintage English Teacup//
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